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DFS 40

Prototype




DFS 40 Prototype rocket powered tailless glider

Service Data

In Service: 1939 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1939
Manufacturer: DFS
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Prototype rocket powered tailless glider

Crew: 1 man
Length: 5.10 m
Wingspan: 12 m
Wing area:
Height:
Empty:
Loaded:
Engine: 1 × Argus As engine producing up to 100 hp
Maximum speed:
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Service ceiling:
Armament:
none
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Other: Prototypes
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History

The DFS 40 was a single seat experimental rocket powered tailless glider, replaced by DFS 194

Gallery

DFS 40 Prototype rocket powered tailless glider picture 2
DFS 40 Prototype rocket powered tailless glider picture 3

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

German Aircraft of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0370000242

Hitler's Luftwaffe.
ISBN-10: 051718771X

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